The legendary director John Boorman returns with Queen and Country, a uniquely spirited memoir of his national service days. Serving as a sequel to his Oscar-nominated Hope and Glory, his latest feature picks up nine years later amid a Britain adrift and bereft in the post-war era. The protagonist Bill questions not just his own national duty but nationalism itself, wondering why Britain should support the Americans in Korea and finding himself in hot water for not just his burgeoning rebellious streak but also his naive zeal for cinema. Directed with style and aplomb worthy of an Old Master at work. Queen and Country is a magnificent account of the complexities of the post-war era and invites us to share in Boorman’s own recollections of his very own rites of passage.
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UK, 2014 | Language: English | 105 minutes | Cert: TBC
Director: John Boorman
Starring: Callum Turner, Caleb Landry Jones, Pat Shortt, David Thewlis, Richard E. Grant, Tamsin Egerton, Vanessa Kirby, Aimee-Ffion Edwards, Sinead Cusack